Sunday, September 8, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: F/Xual Education Services: Occupational Medicine Simulation. A HUD is a Digicoach without personality.

F/Xual Education Services: 
Occupational Medicine Simulation.  
A HUD is a Digicoach without personality.

A simulation for instruction in occupational medicine with comments on how a DTA might support learning in this MUVE
Start here

Go there

  • Kitely on the web:  FXual Education Services
  • Hypergrid address: 
  • Education Services
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click Find, TP
  • In Kitely, use Firestorm hop:
  • hop:// Education Services/128/148/22
  • Paste the hop in the address bar of Firestorm, press Enter.
Start by getting a HUD
A kind of Digicoach
  • HUD=Heads-up display (Wikipedia)
  • You wear it like an object, but see no object.
  • You see text somewhere on your screen.
  • The text may give you instructions or offer options.  
  • Think of it as your own personal contact with the Force.
  • Or think of it as an invisible Digicoach trying to help you in your quest.
  • Here it takes you to places related to instruction.
The Assessment Clinic 
  • The assessment clinic is nearby, so I really don't need the HUD.
  • But it might help beginners.
Looks like two examining rooms
One equipped

A medical examining room
  • If I were enrolled in a course, the HUD might let me call up a patient to examine.
  • The patient might look human but actually be a robot managed by the DTA.
  • The patient might have visible signs of trauma, sufficient for a tentative diagnosis.
  • Or the patient might describe symptoms 
  • I might interact with the patient by typing and reading text responses.
  • The DTA could use text-to-speech so it could respond in voice.
  • Maybe the DTA would not be able to interpret voice.
  • But it could record my voice and let the instructor evaluate that later.
  • If the examining routine (for the tentative diagnosis) is very standard, the DTA might not need to interpret my spoken voice.
  • DTA could assume that I asked the routine question, and so give answer to that.
  • To interpret voice, the DTA could use speech-to-text, then search the text for expected phrases.  
  • The teacher knows what phrases to expect at each stage of the examination.
  • And so could prep DTA on what to look for.
  • If the interpretation is good enough, Digicoach could provide feedback
  • It could use the HUD and so keep its communications private.
Equipment for the examining room
  • This equipment might be used to teach technicians to recognize the items.
  • If there is a standard layout technicians could also practice placing the items.
The respiratory system 
  • Medical personnel might use this chart to help the patient understand the diagnosis.
  • The explanation could be recorded and reviewed later by the teacher.
  • A pointer could be provided for the learner to point to relevant places in the chart.
The Locker Room
  • Here i can learn about protective clothing and gear.

Posters showing 
protective clothing and gear
  • The DTA might bring in robots almost properly outfitted for their job.
  • My task would be to point out any deficiencies in the outfit.
Closer view of a poster
Click image to enlarge

Early steps 
in concrete production

Later steps 
in concrete production

  • These panels about concrete production may only serve for overview instruction.
  • Accidents will tend to happen in particular places.

DTA articles


Development considerations

Possible services, education

Possible services, virtual worlds

New century education

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